Alternative reinsurance capital

Articles discussing alternative reinsurance capital. Largely sources from third-party investors in the capital markets, alternative reinsurance capital is increasingly being leveraged by reinsurers as a cheaper cost source of risk transfer while for investors the access to reinsurance returns as an investment is growing in popularity.


Taussig Capital Re aims to bring non-traditional capital to re/insurers

Taussig Capital Re has been launched as a Puerto Rico licensed reinsurance company, with a promise to bring non-traditional sources of capital to insurer and reinsurer clients. Launched by well-known industry executive Joe Taussig, the former CEO of Multi-Strat Holdings and the strategist behind a number of major hedge fund entries read the full article →

Beazley announces launch of ESG syndicate-in-a-box at Lloyd’s

Beazley has now received in principle approval from Lloyd’s to establish its planned ESG focused consortium that will sit under its Market Facilities unit and leverage some third-party capital to underwrite risks that have been scored against environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics. The ESG underwriting consortium will sit within Syndicate read the full article →

Humboldt Re being sold to a run-off specialist

Humboldt Re Ltd., one of the two Guernsey based, Credit Suisse Insurance-Linked Strategies supported rated reinsurance carriers, is being sold to a run-off specialist, with the deal expected to complete imminently. As we explained in August, the signing of a sale agreement had been revealed, which would allow the main shareholder read the full article →

Best of Artemis, week ending October 17th 2021

Here are the ten most popular news articles, week ending October 17th 2021, covering catastrophe bonds, ILS, reinsurance capital and related risk transfer topics. To ensure you never miss a thing subscribe to the weekly Artemis email newsletter updates or get our email alerts for every article we publish. Ten most read the full article →

Florida market “unsustainable”, reinsurance rates to increase in 2022: Citizens CEO

Florida's homeowners insurance market is experiencing "unsutainable" conditions and the consistency of loss across the marketplace is seen as "staggering", according to the CEO of Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Barry Gilway. Speaking in front of a Florida House subcommittee on Insurance and Banking this week, Florida Citizens CEO Gilway said read the full article →

Hudson Structured promotes Kerr to Head of Valuations

Hudson Structured Capital Management (HSCM), the reinsurance, insurtech, insurance-linked securities (ILS) and transportation focused investment manager, has promoted one of its employees, Charlotte Kerr, to the position of Head of Valuations. Kerr has worked at Hudson Structured Capital Management (HSCM) since 2019, having joined the firm as an Associate. She was then read the full article →

Blackbird ILS Marketplace registered in Bermuda

A new insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketplace provider has been registered in Bermuda and has joined the regulatory sandbox of the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), with the Blackbird ILS Marketplace promising to bring securitized cyber and specialty lines business to investors in a fixed income format. Little is known about Blackbird ILS read the full article →

RenaissanceRe sees significant $725m hit from catastrophes in Q3

RenaissanceRe (RenRe), the Bermuda headquartered global reinsurance firm and third-party capital management specialist, has pre-announced an expectation of $725 million of net catastrophe losses for the third-quarter of 2021, a particularly significant hit for the period. It's a figure that is even higher than RenaissanceRe had pre-announced after the third-quarter of read the full article →

Artemis Live interview: Why isn’t the ILS market writing more cyber risk?

For our latest Artemis Live video interview, we were joined by Tom Johansmeyer, Head of PCS to discuss the subject of cyber risk and ask the question, why isn't it a bigger exposure in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market? For almost a decade, the subject of cyber insurance-linked securities (ILS), cyber read the full article →

Expansion of ILS is the holy grail: Aspen’s Christian Dunleavy

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited looks to bring third-party reinsurance capital to every transaction, and as the re/insurer’s capabilities here continue to evolve, insurance-linked securities (ILS) capacity has become central to its thinking, according to Christian Dunleavy. In the first-half of 2021, Bermuda-based Aspen’s ILS assets under management (AuM) increased by 6% read the full article →